29 FEBRUARY 1840, Page 9

The Sentinel of Bayonne says that emigrations for South America

are continuing from that part of France ; and that a vessel with 292 emigrants on board, sailed from that port on the 12th instant for Mon- tevideo. Among them were 50 women and 17 children.

At Lisbon, a considerable sensation has been excited by a Spanish slaver having been brought in from the Cape de Verds. " The slave- trade was still carried on to a great extent on the coast of Africa ; as, during the first fortnight of November, no less than twenty vessels under Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian colours, had been brought in by British cruisers, and condemned. A great number of American vessels were likewise on the coast for slaves ; and the British armed brig Lynx, Lieutenant Broadhead, had seized at British Acre, the American schooner My Boy, of New Orleans, and taken her to Sierra Leone, where she was duly condemned. The commanders of the British armed vessels are said to have stated that they had received strict orders from their Go- vernment not to interfere with any American vessels, unless there was positive proof that slaves were on board, or the vessels were in British waters. The slave-trade is said to have been prosecuted with unwonted energy in the neighbourhood of the Gallenas ; and such was the eager- ness with which slaves were sought for, that every species of foreign merchandise had fallen in price to a level unusually low.—Murning Herald.